"FrameStar® plates led to significantly better results and reduced evaporation compared to standard PCR plates."

Dr. Andreas Dahl, MPI f. Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany

Product Info

Product Information

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Vertically pre-perforated plate which easily snaps into strips of 8 tubes or part plates; 96-well format with low profile 0.15 ml polypropylene wells and a rigid polycarbonate frame

Our FrameStar® Break-A-Way plates utilise the 2-component design of the FrameStar® range, which combines the advantages of thin-walled polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR results and a rigid frame portion for easy and reliable handling.

For more information on the features and benefits of the FrameStar® range of 2-component PCR plates, please click here »

This low profile plate has shorter wells than the standard profile plate (4ti-1000), decreasing the "dead space" between the heated lid of the thermal cycler and the sample. This eliminates condensation on the side wall of the tube, preventing reduction in PCR volume and increasing the efficiency of the reaction. Low profile products are especially recommended for use with reaction volumes below 20 µl.

Technical Specifications

Plate Width125.11 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Depth83.22 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Height15.6 ± 0.25 mm
Well Depth15.1 ± 0.15 mm
Well Diameter5.50 ± 0.10 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from top edge10.11 ± 0.25 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from left edge13.06 ± 0.25 mm
Pitch (distance between A1 and A2)9.00 mm

FrameStar® PCR plates are covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents or their foreign counterparts, owned by Eppendorf AG: U.S. Patent Nos. 7,347,977 and 6,340,589.

Features

Plate Features

  • Fits majority of thermal cyclers
  • Low profile 0.15 ml (150µl) working volume, with a 0.2 ml (200µl) maximum well volume when used with sealing options
  • Ultra-smooth, uniform, thin-walled polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR and real-time (RT, qPCR) results
  • Rigid PCR plate that can be broken into smaller plate sections
  • End tabs for easy handling and labelling
  • 2-component design prevents distortion of tube strips
  • Eliminates strip breakage
  • Compatible with standard multichannel pipettes
  • 2D coding option
  • The clear well variety are available in 7 frame colours for colour coding of experiments - purple, blue, clear, green, red, black, and white
  • Also available as a black frame with white wells for use with optical assays such as qPCR

Compatibility

Compatibility

AMERSHAM

DNA SEQUENCERS

  • MegaBACE™ 1000 mark 2
  • MegaBACE™ 500

BIOMETRA

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • T1 Thermocycler
  • TGradient
  • TRobot, Uno

BIO-RAD

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • C1000

qPCR CYCLERS

  • CFX96

BIO-RAD MJ RESEARCH

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • PTC100™ (96 well block only)
  • DNA Engine™, DNA Dyad™, DNA Tetrad™

qPCR CYCLERS

  • Chromo4™
  • Opticon™, Opticon2™

CORBETT RESEARCH

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • (Qiagen) Palm Cycler

EPPENDORF

qPCR CYCLERS

  • Mastercycler™ ep realplex

MWG

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • Primus 96
  • The Q Lifecycler

PEQLAB

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • peqSTAR 96

ROCHE

qPCR CYCLERS

  • LC480
  • LC96

SENSOQUEST

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • labcycler

STRATAGENE

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • Gradient Cycler

TECHNE

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • Cyclogene
  • Flexigene
  • Genius, Genius Quad
  • TC412/512
  • Touchgene
  • Touchgene Gradient

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

STANDARD THERMAL CYCLERS

  • MultiBlock System, MBS
  • PCR Sprint

FrameStar® Break-A-Way PCR plates are not compatible with the ABI 9700 dual block thermal cycler.


For recommended plate options please refer to the Instrument Compatibility Table.


Ordering

Ordering

Code

Description

Plates/Case

4ti-1200/P FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, purple frame
50 plates
4ti-1200/B FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, blue frame50 plates
4ti-1200/C FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, clear frame50 plates
4ti-1200/G FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, green frame50 plates
4ti-1200/R
FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, red frame 50 plates
4ti-1200/X FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, black frame 50 plates
4ti-1200/W FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way PCR Plate, 96 clear wells, white frame 50 plates
4ti-1201 FrameStar® Low Profile Break-A-Way qPCR Plate, 96 white wells, black frame 50 plates

Sealing Options

Sealing Options

There are a number of sealing options available to this plate, depending on the application and desired outcome.

Click here to find out more about our Adhesive Seal range >>

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Click here to find out more about our Lids and Mats >>

See below for a selection:


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